From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
Baby and I had a chance to check out Frankenweenie earlier this week at a sneak peek premiere. I was prepared to spend the movie reassuring my over dramatic eight year old that the movie was just that, a movie, it wasn’t real, and it’s ok for sad things to happen. Color me surprised when what we saw as story with a sad start, but plenty of excitement and laughs to offset the dark and dreary expectations. Baby and I giggled and sometimes jumped with the startling surprises the movie presented, but we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. So much so, that I was excited to discover there is a FREE ebook available for itunes. Of course I downloaded it so we could read it again together this weekend. You can download it HERE too.
This weekend we’ll also be getting into the Halloween spirit by making these creepy, yet oh so yummy, Pizza Mummies! You can find more recipes and other crafts and activities HERE to create your own Frankenweenie fun this weekend.
What will you be doing this weekend to get the ball rolling for Halloween?